Your spouse/partner says they love your tank as much as you do, but if you make these mistakes, you’ll be sleeping on the floor next to your tank.
1: Leave the skimmate from your skimmer sitting in the sink all day.
Use a good biodegradable soap to clean it up.
2: You use their “nice” towels as fish tank towels.
Bed, Bath and Beyond has crazy deals on towels. Get on their list for coupons here and surprise them with the latest fashions.
3: Let them know that you can’t eat out this month because you just bought a new frag.
Explain to them it is an investment…you’ll be able to frag it later and buy LOTS of dinners…at their favorite place!
4: Thaw out your frozen fish food on the counter. (Don’t forget the garlic extract)
Thawing it in the refrigerator will keep the odor down.
5: Ask them to start a siphon by sucking on the end of the siphon hose.
Make sure you tell them to stop sucking right before the water gets to the end of the hose. It’s the least you could do.
6: You broke up their favorite coral colony because you hit it while you were re-arranging your aquascaping.
If you know what you are doing, you’ll be able to eat out again that month.
7: Put the frozen fish food in with the human food in the freezer.
Putting it on the top rack will save your butt on this one.
8: Spill saltwater on the nice hardwood floors or carpet.
Having fish-specific towels on hand will help. Just make sure you don’t make mistake #2 while cleaning it up.
9: Trade in their favorite fish
What were you going to do? It was nipping at your corals…that you can frag one day and take them out to dinner…
10: Spend hours a day on fish forums and have nothing to show for it.
If they ask you how all that forum time is helping your tank, you are hosed. But hey! There are worst places to spend time online!
11: Tell them you need a bigger tank.
Remember, bigger tank, more room for corals…more room for frags…more dinners out…see the trend?
What’s been your mistakes that involved your spouse and tank? And how did you get out of it?Browse the Store! Questions?